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Connecting two Series iii mixers for two separate mixes

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asked May 14, 2018 in StudioLive Series III by martinav (550 points)
reshown May 18, 2018 by AlexTinsley
I am wanting to connect two Presonus Series iii console mixers.  I was hoping to go direct from one to the other via a cat 5, and share the inputs in a way that I can do a completely separate mix for our live broadcast.  Is this now possible witih v1.7 firmware?  If not, is it planned for the future?  Or, something similar.  Thank you.

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answered May 29, 2018 by benpierce (98,890 points)
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It would depend on whether your inputs are analog or over AVB from a stage box.

- If your inputs are analog, there is no way to do it and have independent gains on the 2nd console. The send would be after the preamp of the 1st console. So if you adjust the gain on the first console, it will affect the 2nd console.  

- If your inputs are over AVB from an NSB stage box, you could assign both consoles to listen to the same input streams of the NSB. The preamps are built into the NSBs. So you would have to set the permissions as to which console should have control over the preamp. It could be either console or both. Whichever you use, you would need to make sure your FOH guy and your broadcast guy communicate and set the gains beforehand. Gains shouldn't be adjusted unless both guys are aware.